After 14 years, the Philippines is eyeing to take back the crown

By Monina Mejias | Photo by Joseph Garribay/inquirer.net

With just two days left to the SEA Games and 135 gold medals hauled, it’s almost safe to say that the Philippines could be this year’s overall champion. 

“We got this. We are overall champions. Other countries don’t have much left to get gold medals from,” said Philippine Olympic Committee chair Steve Hontiveros.

In 2005, the Philippines won the overall crown and the country plans to get it back with its current medal count of 135 gold, 102 silver and 106 bronze. There is a close tie between Thailand (84-90-101) and Vietnam (79-78-93) for second place.

Here is the list of the gold medal winners for Team Philippines for Dec. 9 (Day 8 of the 30th SEA Games)

  1. Philippine Team – Softball – (Women)
  2. Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go – Golf – (Women)
  3. Melcah Caballero – Rowing – Lightweight Single Sculls (Women)
  4. Roger Casugay – Surfing – Longboard (Men)
  5. Nilbie Blancada – Surfing – Shortboard (Women)
  6. Bien and Bambi Zoleta – Soft Tennis – (Women’s Doubles)
  7. Christiana Means – Skateboarding – (Women’s Park)
  8. Philippine Team – Baseball – (Men)
  9. Susan Larsson – Waterski and Wakeboarding – (Women’s Waterskate)
  10. Jhondi Wallace – Waterski and Wakeboarding – (Men’s Waterskate)
  11. Ariel Lee Lampacan – Muay Thai – (Men’s 54kg)
  12. Philip Delarmino – Muay Thai – (Men’s 57kg)
  13. Jericho Francisco – Skateboarding – (Men’s Park)
  14. Philippine Team – Rugby – (Men)
  15. Pauline Lopez – Taekwondo – (Women’s 57kg)
  16. Jaime de Lange – Skateboarding – (Men’s Downhill)
  17. Natalie Rose Uy – Athletics – (Women’s Pole Vault)
  18. Dave Cea – Taekwondo – (Men’s 74kg)
  19. Samuel Morrison – Taekwondo – (Men’s 80-kg)
  20. William Morrison III – Athletics – Shot put
  21. Rubilen Amit – Billiards – Women’s 9 – ball Pool 
  22. Sarah Dequinan – Athletics – Heptathlon
  23. Philippine Team – Athletics – 4X100m Mixed Relay
  24. Philippine Team – eSports – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

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